Ability to share individual sections or pages (instead of entire notebooks)
Vote for this if you want to be able to share an individual section or page with other users, instead of only being able to share an entire notebook.
Shared Links to Single Pages of Notes is being removed
We recently removed the ability to share single pages of notes. The previous single-page sharing implementation from personal OneDrive notebooks was our initial attempt to begin building out the larger feature set. However, this first step didn’t satisfy the needs of our customers and, compared to full notebook sharing, usage of the limited page sharing feature was very low. The technical path we need to take to build out the full OneNote page sharing experience requires us to deprecate the previous functionality until comprehensive work on these feature improvements can be completed.
What happens to page links that I’ve already shared with other people?
Previously shared links to single pages of notes will automatically expire as of June 15, 2018. After this date, recipients of shared page links will no longer be able to view these pages, unless a recipient has already been given access to the full notebook containing a previously shared page. Notebook owners can restore access to any previously shared pages by newly sharing the full notebook with collaborators. Alternately, you can create a separate notebook that contains copies of only those pages that you want to share, and then invite others to that separate notebook.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this feature deprecation may cause.
For more information, please go to this support article titled – Share a page of notes or an entire notebook from OneNote for Windows 10. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/share-a-page-of-notes-or-an-entire-notebook-from-onenote-for-windows-10-d4a74a14-44a3-411e-8fb5-06e73ddf047f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
Anton Kiselev commented
The first entry in this topic appeared 7 (seven!) years ago.
How much longer to wait for the release?
KAROLIEN RAES commented
Please make it possible again!! This would be super usefull!! Now I would have to password 10 sections to be able to safely share 1 section... not logic!!
Please please please get this feature back up and working, I need to collaborate with a colleague by sharing a OneNote Section but have to Password protect other more sensitive sections because of having to share the entire workbook, Very frustrating!
An update on the progress would be welcome. Not knowing what is going on is the worst part. This is an essential feature.
Please bring back page/subpage, and section level sharing. Would be an amazing collaboration tool and massively boost productivity for many.
Matt O commented
Come on Microsoft. Slow OneDrive speeds, slow syncing on OneNote, no sharing ability. What is going on over there? This is completely unacceptable for a paying service. Get your heads on and do the work so people can do theirs.
Ramakrishnan K commented
As a research student, I collaborate with multiple people, and I maintain different sections for research, course-work, miscellaneous stuff. And in the research section, I have different sub-sections for different research works. I badly need the ability to share sub-sections or certain pages without exposing other research work.
Creating an entire Notebook for each isn't feasible or practical.
I have Notebooks level segregation between my research, personal life, legacy industry work, and so on.
Please get this feature out at the earliest.
And a shared sub-section or a page should be placeable within a higher-level container of the user's choice.
If User 1 has a Notebook1 -> Section1 -> Pages a1,b1,c1, and shares c1 with User 2, he should be able to place it somewhere like this as per his choice.
Say, Notebook2 -> Section2 -> Pages a2, b2, c2, d2, c1 (shared with someone).
We as a team would really appreciate if you could bring back this feature or at least give us an update on development status.
I am interested in sharing a Tab with my Team for editing but I prefer not to share an entire notebook in concern of them seeing items that are not for them
I really wish you would bring this feature back! It makes note taking so much easier when you manage a team. While I love OneNote not having this one feature is pushing me towards using another note taking platform.
I was with evernote for 10 years. I kept looking at onenote and eventually gave it a try for a year.
Ultimately this missing feature (amongst others) sent me back to evernote. It's simply ridiculous that you can't share pages and sections. Also the disparity of the onenote experience between platforms and the poor global search kills the productivity of onenote. Microsoft should follow the example of evernote and create one product that works exactly the same across all platforms.
SECTIONs can have many pages and subpages, it's enough for sharing! imagine we have an App Developing Work Group, sharing sections (CEO, Database, Back, Front, UI/UX, etc) with individual people. tell me why a frontend developer should be write and edit the content of the CEO section?! should we create a WHOLE NEW NOTEBOOK just to share a section?!!
Tetiana Bilokin commented
I am thinking of switching to Notion just for this one feature 🙄
> However, this first step didn’t satisfy the needs of our customers
How this can be every true if you've 6,765 upvotes and 1580 comments on this idea?
It is mind blowing this isn't a standard feature. Would be great to have it!
Carsten Witte commented
I desperately need that feature back. While nowadays every bit of information is scattered between mail, sharepoint, teams, sharepoint-for-teams, file system and you-name-it, OneNote is my life-saving single source information hub. If I now need to copy-distribute pieces of that information into mails or teams, it will be lost again. Sharing a single slice (preferrably read only) is helping keeping things together.
Star D. commented
I would also like to see an update. One of the advantages of OneNote is to have ONE location for notes.
While we can (thankfully!) still share sections, moving pages into completely different notebooks as suggested is an inelegant solution.
Can we have an update on this development please? Appreciate "comprehensive work on these feature improvements" was required, but that was 2 years ago. It'll be good to know someone from MS still reads these comments.
I would like to vote for the return of this feature. It's been several years since this was possible and it's time to have it back.
I am currently considering the implementation of OneNote for my company and was amazed to find that it is not possible to share a section. Please consider implementing this.